Topics: Behavioral health

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Confronting Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Rural Kids’ Lifelong Health

Buncombe County classroom "Calm Spot"

Studies show that the more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) one has, the higher the risk of chronic health conditions, anxiety disorders, low life potential, and even early death. A sense of urgency for early intervention spurred one western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin to act. Read more about how their programs confront ACEs and build resiliency to overcome them.

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September 20, 2017

Feasting on Rural America: The Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases

Blacklegged tick

Photo credit: James Gathany,
CDC Public Health Image Library

Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses have become the most prolific zoonotic diseases in our nation. Because of their proximity to tick environments, rural areas are more susceptible. In this article, we hear from a Lyme disease patient, a scientist, psychiatrist, nonprofit leader, and a medical doctor about the spread and what’s being done about it.

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May 17, 2017